Africa to receive 300 million doses of Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine

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Nation | by Elizabeth Merab


An African Union vaccine acquisition task force, working to secure Covid-19 vaccines on behalf of the continent, has received an offer of 300 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.

In a statement Friday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC) said it is “tremendously proud” to offer the doses from May to the 54 member States.

The Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), set up by the African Union to acquire additional vaccine doses so that Africa, aims to immunise at least 60 per cent of the population.

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